Well, it's better than Manos: The Hands of Fate
. John Carradine and Lon Chaney got paychecks. There's a story of sorts, and a plot, both threadbare. It starts with Satan stating the fate of the main characters in mumbling alliteration. After that, things are and things happen. At least the actors say so. The camera doesn't tell the story. The movie lurches from scene to scene like an old jalopy in need of engine work. After 74 minutes of this, the plot resolves in a predictable fizzle.
It's a horror movie, I guess. Many characters are overt satanists. There are satanic rituals, which alway include a young woman dancing in a skimpy costume. The actors say there are demons and werewolves, too. Many scenes are filmed in the dark for atmosphere. I think some special effects were supposed to be added in the final scenes, but never were.
Bah! This movie had the most confused, inexplicable screenplay I've encountered since I saw The Castle of Fu Manchu
. The directing and editing seemed amateurish, but the three directors collectively had 109 movies under their belts before making this, and the editor, one of the directors, had edited 5 before. By contrast, the makers of The Ghosts of Hanley House
was made on a shoestring by amateurs who demonstrated some basic competence and a desire to do things right, and made an entertaining film.
I downloaded the 691MB DivX file. Video and audio quality were fine.